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Early Learning Family Support Specialist - Part Time

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a part time Family Support Specialist to manage and implement the centralized ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance) system that supports a Head Start classroom at our Heritage Head Start program located in the Educare Learning Center. The Heritage Head Start Family Support Specialist works with Heritage’s Family Support Staff and interdisciplinary teaching team in the engagement and support of families through activities, practices and services that support families as the primary nurturers, experts, and teachers of their child to promote and sustain their child’s learning, development, academic, and life success.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

In support of public health, employment with Puget Sound ESD requires Early Learning staff and staff in positions working directly with children or vulnerable adults have full COVID-19 vaccination.  There is no need for applicants to submit supporting documents.  Individuals that are offered positions will be informed of the process to submit their documents at the time of offer.

Early Learning Program Hiring Requirements

  • Portable Background Check: All Early Learning Program hires must have a cleared PSESD fingerprint background check (Washington State Patrol and FBI clearance) and a cleared Portable Background Check (PBC) before their hire date, and every three (3) years thereafter as a condition of continued employment.  Applicants without a current PBC should consider completing a PBC during the application phase. Please click here for instructions, and please click here to start the process.
  • Required Health Documentation: A completed Medical Release Form is required within 14 days of official start date for all Early Learning staff.
    • For all Early Learning staff, a full COVID-19 vaccination is required.
    • For all Early Learning staff, tuberculosis clearance and verification of a completed MMR vaccine are required within 14 days of official start date.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in Human Services, Social Services, Family Services, or Counseling, or a related degree and 30+ job-related credits

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with interpreters
  • Experience with data management systems
  • Experience working with low-income families, refugee and/or immigrant families, and/or families with limited English-speaking abilities.
  • Experience in Head Start, Early Head Start, ECEAP, or other comprehensive child development/family support program.
  • Community outreach and/or collaboration experience.

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts may be required as part of a complete application.

Location: Educare Early Learning Center – White Center/Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Part Time, School Schedule (24 hours/week as three 8hr days)
Hiring Salary Range: $24.31 – $31.90 Hourly (Salary Band B)
Full Salary Range: $24.31 – $35.21 Hourly (Salary Band B)
Department: Early Learning

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 24 annual leave days per year, pro-rated
  • 12 sick days, pro-rated
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by end of day February 20, 2023. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of February 27 via videoconference.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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